Event Archives: 2014

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The Leading Indicators

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:15pm
In today’s uncertain economy, both the public and the world’s leaders rely heavily on certain indicators to tell us how we are doing. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment figures, inflation, and the consumer price index determine whether we feel optimistic or pessimistic about our future and dictate whether businesses hire or hunker down, governments spend trillions or try to reduce debt, and individuals buy a car, get a mortgage, or look for a job.

New America NYC: Breaking the Heart Into Bits

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:30pm


The Road to Fame

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
In 1979, China began implementing its one-child policy to curb population growth in urban areas. In the decade that followed, a generation of "little emperors" was born. Though their parents endured famine and instability under Mao Zedong, these single children are individualistic and Internet-savvy; they have high expectations of material wealth and individual fulfillment for the future.

The Meat Racket

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Since this country’s founding, the farmer has been a symbol of our nation — the small, self-sufficient family farm an embodiment of the strength and independence of the American spirit.
But today, the fate of our agricultural system tells a very different story.

The Ever-Falling Cost of Surveillance

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
​It used to be that if the government wanted to secretly track your movements, it would have to spend hundreds of dollars an hour on a team of agents to follow you. Now it can track a cellphone for just pennies a day. The cost of surveillance is sharply dropping, making previously unimaginable surveillance cheap and easy. How can privacy law keep up, and ensure that our rights are protected against tech-enabled spying that was impossible—or impossibly costly—just a few years ago?

New America NYC: Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

New America NYC: It’s Complicated — True Tales of Love, Loss, and Everything in Between

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

Storytelling is an art that brings us together, reminding us of the common threads of our humanity through recognition of shared experience. To celebrate the art of storytelling, New America NYC teamed up with Leslie Goshko, award-winning storyteller and the host of Sideshow Goshko, for an evening with some of New York’s top writers and storytellers as they share true, bizarre tales about their lives.

The Engine Economy: Supporting Innovation and Growth

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
In partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association and the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, this event will take a closer look at our 2013 Tech Starts study and the Kauffman Foundation

New America NYC: Failing Well

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

First-time entrepreneurs, small start-ups and new products often flop before they flourish. And most of us have failed – at least once – in our personal or professional lives.  But what determines if we will eventually bounce back?

Cryptocurrencies: The New Coin of the Realm?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:15pm
In 2009, the mysterious and pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, the world’s first online cryptocurrency. Backed by no government or hard assets, the currency’s value has skyrocketed and plunged repeatedly. And yet, a diverse group of entrepreneurs, businesses and would-be money launders has followed Bitcoin’s trajectory avidly.  The receptivity indicates a real demand for an Internet-centric medium of exchange, without banks and without fees.